Christine Luckritz MarquisAssociate Professor of Church History and Master of Theology Program Director
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Duke University, Durham, NC, Ph.D.
Yale Divinity School, New Haven, M.A.
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, B.A.
Christine Luckritz Marquis joined Union as Assistant Professor of Church History in Fall 2013. Previously, she taught at Duke University, Lehigh University, and Moravian Theological Seminary.
A Master of Arts in religion graduate of Yale Divinity School, she received her Bachelor of Arts in religion from Illinois Wesleyan University. She earned her doctorate in early Christian studies from Duke in 2012. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship from 2010-2012.
Her teaching and research explore early Christian communities and their practices, especially those founded in Egypt, Syria, and the Arabian Peninsula. Interests include memory and spatial practices among early Christians, the role of violence in early Christian identity formation, early Christian material culture, understandings of the body, and Christian interactions with neighboring Christians in both the Roman and Persian Empires, as well as non-Christians, especially early Muslims. She has served as both field archaeologist and registrar for the Yale Monastic Archaeological Project – North. Her first book, which is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press, is titled “Death of the Desert: Monastic Memory and the Loss of Egypt’s Golden Age.” The book explores how memory and spatial practices were transformed by acts of violence among Egyptian ascetics. She has also co-edited and translated The History of the Great Deeds of Bishop Paul of Quentos and Priest John of Edessa: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity volume 29 (Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2010). She contributed to Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family (University of California Press, 2016). Her translation work is found in the first two volumes of More New Testament Apocrypha and on the Coptic Scriptorium webpage.
Dr. Luckritz Marquis appreciates the opportunity to share her expertise in public forums. When she is not writing or teaching, she enjoys farmers markets, cooking, and assisting local food programs that seek to provide access to and education about sustainability.
by Hans Arneson (Author), Emanuel Fiano (Author), The History of the Great Deeds of Bishop Paul of Qentos and Priest John of Edessa (Gorgias Press)
Edited by Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder, Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family (University California Press)
Online Course: Church History (Pathways Online Course)